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How do I perform a single leg balance with assistance?

Stand with your feet pointed straight ahead, placed shoulder-width apart. Lift your chest and tuck-in your chin. Lightly hold onto a stable object with just enough pressure to maintain your balance. Draw-in your navel and contract your glutes. Lift one leg directly beside the balance leg. Maintain optimal alignment including keeping your hips and shoulders level. Hold the balance position.


You can perform a single leg balance with assistance simply by standing next to something stable that you can hold on to with one hand. Then engage the abs, lift your chest, look straight ahead and lastly lift one leg up. Hold 15-20 seconds, then repeat with the other leg.

You can progress this exercise by not only letting go of what ever you were holding on to, but... you can add movement. Start with arm movements that are close to the body and then to increase the balance challenge...take movements further away from the body.

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